Lockerly Arboretum’s beautiful Greek Revival Home, Rose Hill, was built by Judge Daniel Tucker in 1852, when Milledgeville was capital of Georgia. This magnificent treasure was placed in the Georgia Register of Historic Places in April 2015 and in the National Register in 2017.
Founded in 1965, Lockerly Arboretum provides Milledgeville and the middle Georgia area with a public garden and educational resource that promotes the preservation and stewardship of the environment by developing an appreciation for our natural resources, wildlife and flora, and the history of our area.
Situated on a high ridge just inside the Arboretum’s entrance, Rose Hill attracts visitors to its surrounding gardens while providing a window into 19th century life. Not only can visitors to the Arboretum tour Rose Hill to gain knowledge of the period, but participants in the Arboretum’s educational programs also have opportunities to explore Rose Hill. In addition, Rose Hill and the surrounding gardens offer a beautiful setting for weddings and celebrations, as well as a unique location for business meetings and strategic planning sessions.
The Lockerly Arboretum Board of Trustees needs your help to protect and preserve Rose Hill’s heritage for future generations.
Preservation Plans for Rose Hill
The Foundation has already invested in the preservation of Rose Hill by replacing the chiller needed to provide central air-conditioning throughout the house, replacing the roof, and gutting and renovating the kitchen.
Funds are now needed for interior and exterior painting, wallpaper removal, plaster repair, furniture repair and upholstery, period appropriate window treatments and bed covers, and rug repair.
Ways to Invest in Rose Hill’s Heritage & Future
If you want to make a donation to support the preservation of Rose Hill, please print and enclose this form, with a check made payable to Lockerly Arboretum. Forms should be sent to:
P.O. Box 310
Milledgeville, GA 31059
You may also support this work with a donation made online.
The Lockerly Arboretum Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) organization and all donations are tax deductible within IRS guidelines.